When I had a meeting on a location in Hilversum the other day I went by bicycle. Hilversum is about 70 kilometres (about 43 miles) from my home but that is no problem in the Netherlands. We have a good … Continue reading Can a ride in Hilversum explain why I don’t own a car?
On the 4th of March it was exactly 100 years ago that the society for the construction of cycle paths in the Gooi and Eemland region was founded. It is the last private “Cycle Path Society” that still exists today. … Continue reading 100 years of recreational cycle path building
Some weeks ago the heath was in full bloom all over the Netherlands. I decided to cycle through the heath and film it. I will show you my video of the heath near Hilversum and Laren in North-Holland province today. There are beautiful cycle paths. The white of the crushed shells used as paving material stands out against the purple heath, the blue sky and the green of trees and grass. This heath is special in the history of cycling in the Netherlands, but not the recent history that I covered in last weeks post. These cycle paths go back … Continue reading Cycling through the heath (1)